I may have taken a brief hiatus from blogging, however, the makeup purchases and product testing continued as per usual – trust me! So, I kind of fell in love. In love with a brand. Literally an entire line of makeup. But, before I start gushing about my obsession, I need to discuss Ulta. Now, the reason for making my first ever trip to Ulta was for this brand line that is not carried in any other retailer by my… Read more »

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Long time, no speak, my little nuggets and I really do mean LONG TIME – just a little over 7 MONTHS since writing a blog post! Yikes! First and foremost, before playing ‘catch up’ – I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year! It’s January 1, 2015 – the perfect day to start anew… to be proactive with this metaphorical fresh, clean slate we’ve all been given and go out there and get started on anything… Read more »

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Yesterday I had the privilege of heading to Long Island with one of my favorites to product test A TON of makeup for my kit. And I’m happy to report that I’ve ordered many amazing goodies that I cannot wait to use on my clients – especially my brides!! Today, I got a double dose of beauty with tickets to the International Beauty Show in New York at the Jacob Javits Center. I have been looking forward to this day for… Read more »

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15 years ago, our greatest gift, Gabby, came into our lives. When I saw her scurry past the kitchen door for the first time, my eyes immediately filled up with happy tears (this is normal if you know me… I’m pretty sensitive!). I could not believe there was a little puppy roaming our home since my dad was so adamant about not getting a dog. We had just moved into our freshly built home in a different town and I… Read more »

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A very special merry christmas to all my sweet little nuggets who celebrate! I can’t tell you enough of how blessed I feel and appreciative I am to have all of my family, friends, and loyal fans in my life <3 Hands down, this has been THE BEST Christmas I’ve ever had and I have A LOT of people to thank. As I reflect back on the past year… it seems as though it has gone by in a FLASH,… Read more »

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Have you seen dozens of Pinterest photos and makeup artist tutorials all focused on heavy Highlighting And Contouring lately – also known as “HAC-ing?” My interest on the subject was peaked and I found myself gravitating to those crazy face charts that show you stroke by stroke where to place product. And so my research began and my mission to find the best of the best in highlighting and contouring products became clear. Luckily, for me, I found a recommendation… Read more »

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Well before I began studying to become a licensed esthetician, I followed a beauty regimen that I (to this day) am obsessed with and recommend to all family members & friends – microdermabrasion. The formal definition = a cosmetic treatment in which the face and neck are sprayed with exfoliant crystals to remove dead epidermal cells … sounds kinda cool, huh? IT IS – truly!  And this little treatment has been the *key* to my confidence for years. As mentioned… Read more »

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Welcome to the LOFT Grand Opening Event! Official ribbon cutting ceremony in front of LOFT at The Shops at Nanuet for their Grand Opening! There I am… and that sign! The host of the LOFT Grand Opening Event 🙂 The girls just mingling & shopping. The LOFT girls taking a break for a quick pic! Giving our gorgeous mini makeovers to our LOFT guests <3 My girls stopped by to support me.. and fit in a little shopping too! One… Read more »

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Today is Veteran’s Day & I’d like to take a minute to say THANK YOU to those who have served this country for the greater good of all Americans. We owe our rights, freedom & independent lifestyles to these brave men & women. This topic hits near & dear to my heart, as my fiancee is an Army Veteran of 2 wars – The War in Iraq & in Afghanistan. Other close friends & relatives of mine are also Veteran’s… Read more »

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NEVER ever FORGET those who have been deeply affected by the horror of 9/11/01. Today, we should take the time to remember every single person who lost their lives 12 years ago. To the families of the each victim and all first responders, you are in our thoughts & prayers every day, especially this one – 9/11/13. xo

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